Two Algonquin chiefs have introduced a draft Assembly of First Nations AGA resolution to immediately remove the “unsubstantiated and unlawful suspension” of National Chief Roseanne Archibald and reactivate her email, phone and other benefits “immediately,” as first reported by APTN.
The annual general assembly of the AFN is scheduled for July 5 to July 7 in Vancouver.
Moved by Chief Wendy Jocko of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nations (Ontario) and Chief Lance Haymond of Kebaowek, Que (seconder) they seek an independent “third party forensic audit into the previous eight years of financial activity of the AFN”, with an eye to AFN salary payouts and contracts, and they seek a third-party investigation into the “climate of toxicity, corruption and gender discrimination and lateral violence at the AFN, including staff, executive and contractors.”
The resolution also seeks that the two investigations be overseen by a chiefs’ “Oversight Committee.”
The committed should be comprised of panel of five chiefs, chosen by the chiefs in assembly, “each of whom are not subject to any of the accusations, havenot participated in the recent draconian suspension activities and are in good standing in their communities.”
They want a final report by “end of Fiscal year 2022.”